You probably already know that 3D-printing is the future, but a Chinese firm is proving it with an incredible new use of the technology.

The company, called WinSun, is using 3D printers to build real, livable homes. Using four 10m x 6.6m x 150m printers, WinSun 'printed' 10 detached, one-story houses in a single day. The houses are made out of a mixture comprised of cement and construction waste and cost less than $5,000.

“We can print buildings to any digital design our customers bring us. It’s fast and cheap,” WinSun head Ma Yihe told Chinese news agency Xinhua, adding that, though China currently doesn't allow multi-story 3D-printed houses, he hopes to one day build skyscrapers using the technology.

[via BetaBeat]